Horseracing

GBGB recruits Philip Law as greyhound racing’s new regulatory lead 

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) – the governing and welfare body of UK greyhound racing has restructured the duties of its executive leadership team.  The announcement follows the appointment of Philip Law as GBGB’s new Director of Regulation, taking leadership of British greyhound racing’s regulatory and compliance disciplines. The appointment will see Mark Bird who has formally served …

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KSA launches Dutch monopoly totaliser tender

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulator, has launched its application process for the stewardship of its monopoly horseracing totaliser licence.   The monopoly contract, which is currently maintained by French racing operator ZEturf, is set to expire on 30 June 2022. KSA new contract will cover a five year period from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2027, guaranteeing a single …

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Racing and Sports PTY upsizes IPO as Entain backs ASX enterprise

Entain Plc is reported to be backing the upcoming ASX IPO of Racing and Sports PTY – the dedicated premium data, content and media supplier for Australian horseracing.  Sydney-based investment fund Ord Minnett confirmed that Racing and Sports would be elevating its target IPO raise to AUS $29 million (€19m) in order ‘to accommodate a cornerstone investment by Entain’. Though …

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TPD to showcase racing live graphics at £4m QIPCO British Champions Day

Total Performance Data (TPD) will trial its in-running graphics on-course visualisation solution at this Saturday’s ‘QIPCO British Champions Day’ hosted at Ascot (16 October).  Spectators of European racing’s most valuable raceday will be amongst the first to see TPD’s in-running graphics visualisation, which follows successful trials by Sky Sports Racing during its broadcast of the William Hill Racing League. The …

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SIS backs Australia’s RACELAB GLOBAL with significant investment

SIS backs Australia’s RACELAB Global with significant investment

SIS (Sports Information Services) will expand both its international and digital presence after making a significant investment in RACELAB GLOBAL, an Australian racing data science company. As a result of the investment, SIS will gain access to RACELAB GLOBAL’s proprietary technologies, including the supplier’s live PRO FORM informatics and ODDS ENGINE technology suite. Richard Ames, SIS CEO and new Chair …

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Coral docu-series ‘Against the Odds’ to be broadcast on ITV

ITV has announced that it will broadcast ‘Against the Odds’ on Tuesday 19 October a new sports documentary series co-developed and funded by Coral.   The ten-part series will showcase unique insights on the individual journeys and experiences of athletes who have risen to the top of their sports.  Each episode of Against the Odds will be presented and narrated …

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Hancock calls on government to fix betting levy ‘loopholes’

Matt Hancock MP has called on the government to address ‘loopholes’ in the UK’s horse racing betting levy, warning that the British racing scene could fall behind other countries.  As reported by the Racing Post, the former DCMS minister and ex-Health Secretary made the remarks while addressing parliament yesterday, and identified what he believed were two major areas for change. …

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BHA to review +2,000 responses to whip inquiry

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has disclosed that it has received over 2,000 responses to its online questionnaire on horse whip practices. The update follows the closure of the initial phase of UK racing’s review of the use of foam-padded whips during races and the improvement of equine welfare.  Feedback submitted by industry stakeholders including riders, breeders, owners and the …

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UK Racing maintains its one ride limit jockey safety protocol 

UK racing will maintain its COVID-safety approach, limiting professional jockeys to riding only one meeting per day.  The decision was announced by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) and the Professional Jockeys Association (PJA) following consultation with riders, trainers and further safety stakeholders. A limit on jockey runs was introduced during 2020 as part of a series of initial measures designed …

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1account rides with racing prodigy Tom Marquand promoting ID safety

1account has recruited racing prodigy Tom Marquand as new brand ambassador, promoting the importance of maintaining digital IDs safety to users and wider business. Recognised as UK racing’s hottest prospects, Marquand rode 147 winners during the 2020 season and secured two Group-1 wins on Addeybb and a first Classic victory on board Galileo Chrome in the St Leger at Doncaster. …

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